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Old 10-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The 12th day

Done , Day 12 ,

Someone told me early in that it was a process , so true. Another told me , to tame the obsession , my beast , " just keep throwing days at it ", I have , it works. Still another told me if nothing changes , nothing changes .

For too long it went in one ear and out the other. The difference this time is I'm listening , I'm doing . I'm making the changes that'll change me , who I am. It needed doing.

What took so long ,

I was in my own way

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Old 10-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You're doing great!

The tone of your post shows so much confidence.

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Old 10-02-2013, 07:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats on 12 days!!!!! Awesome.
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You sound great, triky. Congrats on 12 days
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Right on Tr! Keep up the amazing work and congrats on 12 days!
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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12 days. Be proud of that. Be REALLY proud of that! Tell yourself that you're proud of what you've done and tell day 13 it's going to be another sober day!

I think that many of us have that inner chatter that keeps telling us that we're less than we are. Taming that voice, or beast, is a big step forward.

Keep going, Hang in there, and ... 12 Days! Wonderful!!!!!!
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Trikyriky, The 12th day? You are FANTASTIC. Congratulations. Rootin for ya.
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So good to read this, Ricky!

Always thinking of you and sending you good wishes...keep going!
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Hi, Triky.

So true - I believe sometimes we've been on the way to the desired "mental destination".

So glad you sound better and more upbeat.

Keep it up.

Have a great day)
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I had eight or ten years of trying to give it up before my overnight sucess Ricky ,

Keep on

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Old 10-02-2013, 11:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Great news tricky eventually something just kinda clicks. Keep fighting x
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Congrats on 12 days Riky.
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Well done on 12 days, Riky. You sound great.
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Fantastic Ricky! Keep going strong. Keep listening. Keep inspiring!

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Well done Ricky. Sometimes it just all falls into place, not to say it's easy.
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Now this song is stuck in my head....."Oh, Riky, you're so fine......"

Good job!
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If there is one piece of advice I can give it is:

Find people with long-term sobriety and do what they do whether you want to or not. Our best thinking got us to where we were. It is time to do something dramatically different. We will never think our way out of our problem. Sobriety requires physical action. It could be aa it could be professional help, it could be going to some place where people don't drink, it could be all of the above. whatever it is it is not doing what you're done in the past.

Stay sober 12 days is a huge accomplishment
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